Visualizing the Tree

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Now that FamilySearch Family Tree is live and they also allow other programs to access that data on your behalf, we're able to do cool things with it. RootsMagic allows you to connect members of your local family tree database to FamilySearch Family Tree where you can copy data and sources back and … [Read more...]

Creating History

Crusader Kings II

Besides genealogy, one of my other enjoyments is video games. For people who don't really dabble much in video games, which is probably a lot of the genealogy community based on demographics, they probably think it's just a wastes my time and rots my brain. While, in some cases, it probably does, in … [Read more...]

The 5th Middle

Middle Child

I didn't actively think about this. It just popped into my head one day and after I looked into it I was pleasantly surprised. If my wife and I have one more child, making our newest son, Xander, the middle child. He will then be (at least) the 5th generation of the male middle child going back … [Read more...]

Pact With the Devil

Deal with Devil

Reading through historical newspapers looking for stories relating to your ancestors is interesting not only on a historical level, sometimes it's just plain fun. For example, while browsing through papers from 1919 looking for any mention of my great-grandfather's return from the war, I ran across … [Read more...]

The Tech-Savvy Genealogist

Geniaus created The Tech-Savvy Genealogist Meme, I borrowed it from Genea-Musings. This one is more up my alley since I've been involved in technology since I was a little boy. The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you … [Read more...]

99+ Genealogy Things

I'm going to copy Destination: Austin Family and update my 99 (really 104) Genealogy Things list. I last posted the list in January 2009. The list below is annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you would like to do or find: italicize … [Read more...]

Your Generations Project

I had some time at lunch today, so I headed over to the BYUtv site to watch an episode of "The Generations Project." For people unfamiliar with it, think of it as a "Who Do You Think You Are?" for regular people. The episode I watched was titled, "Do Your Own Generations Project." I assume most of … [Read more...]

Now For Something Completely Different

daddance

With apologies to Monty Python for using their famous catchphrase, I present something to make my family smile during a sad week. Classic Dad.   I was converting old home videos awhile back and also playing around making some animated GIFs, so I made this. … [Read more...]